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LUCY DURACK

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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia

Known For: Lucy Durack is most well known for her role as Glinda, the good witch, in Wicked the Musical.

Instruments: Vocals
Music Styles: Film, Theatre

Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Date Born: 17th November 1982
Location Born: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

CONTACT DETAILS
Web Site:  Lucy Durack’s official website

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Lucy Durack

An Australian musical theatre performer recognised for playing Glinda in the Australian production of Wicked.

Born in Perth, Durack graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) and prior to graduating was cast in the Brisbane and Sydney seasons of Mamma Mia! in which she understudied and performed the role of Sophie.

Durack has played the roles of Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, Miss Dorothy in the Australian Premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Lois Lane/Bianca in Kiss Me, Kate, Rikki Rose in Respect and Laurey in Oklahoma!.

Durack’s screen credits include the role of Cassie Bennett on Channel Seven’s headLand, All Saints, Rush II, Spicks and Specks, Parlami d’Amore, the Australian feature film Finding Nigel and the worldwide broadcast of the BBC2 Voice of Musical Theatre Competition in Cardiff in which she was a finalist. Durack is a frequent guest presenter on Channel Seven’s Absolutely Melbourne.

While regularly performing in concert with various orchestras throughout Australia, Durack’s cabaret appearances include Immaculate Confection with collaborator Matthew Robinson which toured to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Tasmania and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, All Star Cabaret for the Sydney Theatre Company, Cavalcade for His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth, and the 2003 Sydney Cabaret Convention for which she received the Judges’ Award.

Durack sang the National Anthem at the AFL Grand Final and at Oaks Day as part of Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival and performing on Channel 9’s Carols By Candlelight and Channel Seven’s Carols in The Domain, all as part of the cast of Wicked.

Durack is known for playing the role of Glinda in the Australian production of Wicked.

After previews began in June 2008, the show opened on 12 July at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne. It closed on 9 August 2009, and transferred to the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, where it ran from 5 September 2009 through 26 September 2010. After a short break, Durack began performances on the show’s Australian National Tour which began 25 January 2011 in Brisbane (running to 2 April).

It moved to Adelaide from 14 April to 4 June 2011, and played Perth from 19 June through 7 August 2011. She has co-starred alongside various Australian theatre performers including Amanda Harrison, Jemma Rix, Pippa Grandison, Maggie Kirkpatrick, Bert Newton, Rob Guest, Rob Mills and Anthony Callea.

At the end of the Australian tour of Wicked which took place on the 11th of September 2011 in Perth, Durack moved on from her four year role of Glinda to Melbourne for rehearsal of the new Australian production of Strange Bedfellows, where she played the role of the mayor’s daughter, Faith.

Durack passed the role of Glinda onto Suzie Mathers, who is still currently starring as Glinda.

In March 2012, it was announced that Durack will play the main character, Elle Woods in the Australian production of Legally Blonde, which also feature her Wicked co-stars Rob Mills and David Harris as Warner Huntington III and Emmett Forrest respectively.

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